The 91 meter long Indian Naval Missile Corvette INS Kora collided with the 183 meter long, 23062 dwt general cargo vessel Madeleine Rickmers in the Bay of Bengal off Vishakhapatnam, India. The Madeleine Rickmers was en route from Chittagong to Colombo when it scraped against the side of the INS Kora. The INS Kora reported minor hull damage, but there was no water ingress. No reports of injuries or pollution released. An investigation by Naval authorities has been launched to investigate the incident.